Movies/TV

AMC Releases Official Trailer for Upcoming Series ‘The Terror’

The trailer for Ridley Scott’s upcoming horror series The Terror was just released by AMC, and it will certainly send chills up and down your spine.  The show portrays a fictionalized account of an actual 1845 expedition in the Arctic in which all 129 crew members and two large ships were lost forever.  The trailer can be seen below.

Scott will executive-produce The Terror, with incomparable Irish actor Jared Harris (From Within, TV’s Fringe) playing Francis Crozier.  Crozier was the captain of the Terror, one of the two ships that were never heard from again.   Fellow Irishman Ciarán Hinds will portray John Franklin, who led the expedition into the great unknown nearly 185 years ago.  The Terror and its counterpart, the Erebus, led an ill-fated journey to explore the Arctic which, more than likely, led to the deaths of all involved due to exposure to the extreme elements.  However, what if it was because of monsters?!  That’s the premise of AMC’s The Terror, and why the horror community can’t wait for it’s premiere. read more

Official Trailer Arrives for ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ Season 3

Starz has revealed the Season 3 trailer for their hit show Ash vs Evil Dead. The two-minute trailer features blood, chainsaws, Deadites, and Ash’s long-lost daughter!

Bruce Campbell returns to the series as the anti-hero protagonist, Ashley Williams. Also returning are Dana DeLorenzo, Lucy Lawless, and Ray Santiago. Joining the cast this season is Arielle Carver-O’Neill, who will portray Ash’s offspring Brandy Barr. This addition will obviously make for an interesting storyline for our unlikely hero Ash. read more

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Developing Paranormal Comedy Series ‘Truth Seekers’

Horror fan favorites Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) are developing a paranormal “monster of the week” comedy entitled Truth Seekers through their new production company Stolen Picture, which is also backed by Sony Television.

In an exclusive interview with Variety, Pegg stated that “Each episode is going to be an adventure, a potential haunting or something.  It’ll start as a very parochial idea, a very small business venture for these people, but it will expand as the series goes on to be something far more global. It’s a language everyone understands, the mystery of the unknown.  Shaun of the Dead was a very parochial story set in North London and somehow it managed to get this global reach because everyone understands the language of zombie movies.” read more

Norman Reedus Is Just as Unhappy as You Are about Carl’s Death in ‘The Walking Dead’

The Season Eight mid-season finale of The Walking Dead had more fans than usual throwing their remotes through their television screens in fits of rage. The franchise which built its legacy by toying with viewers’ emotional connections to characters may have gone too far when it abruptly killed off Chandler Riggs’ Carl… a young man who is still alive and well in the comic series upon which the show is based. In the series’ relentless quest to shock its viewers in search of those sweet, sweet ratings, this latest stunt didn’t exactly achieve the same level of interest as all of those “Negan clobberings” of yesteryear. And it turns out that fans aren’t the only ones who feel bad about this recent development! read more

‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ Episode 1 Review

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story continues the series’ track record of being Ryan Murphy’s best show on television. Two years ago, The People v. O.J. Simpson was a surprise hit for a variety of reasons. It featured excellent actors in amazing roles and the season maintained its thrilling momentum, even while exploring the minute details of the Simpson case. The show was engaging and thoughtfully delivered throughout. My thesis at the time was that the show’s secret weapon was that it was based on a book by Jeffrey Toobin, and that’s what forced Murphy and company to keep the production on its tracks from start to finish. A common complaint about American Horror Story is that every season tends to go off the rails after a few episodes. Because American Crime Story has been based on thoroughly-researched texts about real-life events, there aren’t as many opportunities to embellish or stray into territory which might lose an audience. read more

Rotten Tomatoes Mistakenly Declared John Carpenter Dead on His Birthday

Some people thought Rotten Tomatoes’ critic and fan aggregate scores for The Last Jedi were wildly inaccurate… but at least they didn’t accidentally declare anyone dead in the process! The legendary director John Carpenter turned 70 yesterday, and he received a birthday greeting he’ll likely never forget. To celebrate his birthday, Rotten Tomatoes cooked up an article featuring his five favorite films. The only problem is, when they linked to the story on Twitter, they said he “would have been 70 years old today!” Some birthday gift, huh? Here’s what the since-deleted tweet looked like: read more

‘Insidious: The Last Key’ Approaching 100 Million at Worldwide Box Office

January is off to a great start for the film industry, thanks to Jumanji, a slew of new releases, and the perennial horror favorite Insidous: the Last Key.

Insidious: the Last Key is quickly approaching the 100 million dollar mark at the worldwide box office, and it should also become the second most profitable film in the entire franchise before its theatrical run is over.  The Last Key added an estimated $12.5 million over the Martin Luther King Day weekend, bringing the film’s total to just over $50 million at the domestic box office.   Internationally, the film is also fairing well with $44 million at this point, with other territories on the horizon. read more

Production Begins on ‘Halloween’; Additional Cast Members Announced

It may only be January, but Halloween is right around the corner.  According to the “Halloweenmovies” official Twitter account (@Halloweenmovies), Saturday January 13th marked the official start of production on the new Halloween reboot.  Tagging production companies Blumhouse, Trancas Films and Miramax, the message also included announcements of new cast members that are now on board as well.  The tweet can be seen below.

The Halloween remake has caused quite a stir in the horror film community since being announced, unofficially, by comic actor Danny McBride (Aliens: Covenant) last February.  At the time, McBride revealed that he and David Gordon Green (Your Highness, Pineapple Express) had been contracted to co-write the script by Jason Blum and that the new movie would pick up after the events of the original 1978 film (disregarding all sequels.)  Then John Carpenter, who was attached to the project as an executive producer, revealed that the new film would take place in “sort of an alternate reality.”  Plot points have been few and far between, but this latest news on the start of production and the new cast members are a welcome sign that Halloween is progressing. read more

‘The Walking Dead’ Renewed for Season 9 with New Showrunner

AMC released some interesting news ahead of today’s presentation at the Television Critics Association press tour. The Walking Dead has been renewed for Season Nine. That’s not so interesting because, dispute declining viewership, the show is still the highest rated scripted program on television. The interesting part is that the series will be produced under a new showrunner!

Longtime showrunner Scott Gimple has been promoted to the position of “Chief Creative Officer.” This means he will be in charge of the entire Dead franchise, including Fear the Walking Dead, video game crossovers, and what The Hollywood Reporter refers to as “future brand extensions.” The new showrunner of The Walking Dead will be Angela Kang, who began working on the series in 2011. Kang has recently served as a writer on 21 episodes and producer on 54 episodes of the show. read more

David Harbour Promises Action and Practical Effects in ‘Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen’

It appears that the new Hellboy reboot (Rise of the Blood Queen) will follow in the footsteps of the previous two Guillermo del Toro films when it comes to excitement and practical effects.

The Stranger Things star spoke to MTV on the red carpet at the recent Golden Globe Awards and said that “It was the hardest job I’ve ever done.  The action that I’m doing in the movie, the rolling around on the ground and punching — things that a 40-year-old man should not be doing — and on top of that, the tremendous amount of prosthetics and makeup, but at the end of the day we would shoot some pretty beautiful stuff. And pretty unique stuff for this type of universe.” read more